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  • The Omicron variant is three times more likely to cause reinfections compared to the Delta or Beta strains according to a South Africa study
  • Scientists say vaccines still appear to be effective against serious illness
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  • Is it okay to date my teacher?
  • Each week, we respond to a question from our readers, and our team of clinical psychologists gives advice and resources you can turn to
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  • Two doors fell off a train carriage arriving at the Causeway Bay MTR station on Thursday
  • It happened after a billboard installed along the tracks of the station came dislodged and clipped the pair of doors on a passing train
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  • Zareen Tasnim, head girl at King George V School (KGV), explains the importance of building community and encouraging a love for volunteering among her peers
  • After a petition was raised on Change.org last year by a former KGV student regarding racism at the school, Zareen has been working to create a more inclusive environment
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  • The movie is based on a show written by American composer Jonathan Larson, who is famous for his musical, Rent, which won four Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize
  • In the semi-autobiographical film, thoughtful direction and detailed sets create the perfect backdrop for the former Spider-Man actor to beautifully portray the late Larson
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  • WTA Steve Simon expressed ‘serious doubts that Peng is free, safe, and not subject to censorship, coercion, and intimidation’
  • He also voiced concerns about the risks players and staff could face if the WTA holds events in China in 2022
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  • The lights kicked off the European Union’s annual campaign called ‘Orange the World: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence’
  • Cases of sexual and domestic violence against women and girls have risen dramatically during the coronavirus pandemic
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  • Association of principals surveyed 140 secondary schools and found each one lost on average 32 pupils and seven teachers in single year
  • The association warns of city’s brain drain and threat to education standards
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  • The Monkey Festival is an annual tradition held by locals to thank the monkeys for drawing in tourists to Lopburi
  • It is the first time in two years that the monkeys were able to feast on fruits and vegetables
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  • The revised guidelines add three new values: law-abidingness, empathy and diligence, to the existing seven that schools were already required to teach
  • The new framework also seeks to address undesirable characteristics such as laziness and a ‘fluke mindset’ that left life up to chance
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  • The trial version of the ‘Values Education Curriculum Framework’ will soon be disclosed and will require all classes to integrate nine core values into their lessons
  • Secretary for Education Kevin Yeung said the move is meant to counter the “self-indulgent attitude” of some young people and the trend of laying flat
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  • Nations should learn from Covid-19 and learn to be more prepared, officials say
  • WHO’s director-general said the new Omicron variant is a reminder that while we may think we’re done with the virus, the virus isn’t done with us
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  • Error Wong publishes monthly editions of The Hong Kong Times, covering hot topics from the city’s Tokyo Olympics successes, to the capture of 12 Hong Kong fugitives by mainland Chinese authorities
  • Every week, Talking Points gives you a worksheet to practise your reading comprehension with questions and exercises about the story we’ve written
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  • Some say attending the Games lends support to the Chinese Communist Party, its alleged actions in Xinjiang, and the anti-democratic crackdown in Hong Kong
  • US politician Nancy Pelosi has called for a diplomatic boycott of the Olympics, while Human Rights Watch urged sponsors like Samsung and Coca-Cola to pull support
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